LBX Co. chose Asset Tracking Services (ATS) to provide a line of global positioning system (GPS) products and services for Link-Belt machines. The ATS vShepherd system uses cellular and GPS technologies to monitor machine location and engine status remotely, and an Internet application to provide access to the information. LBX Financial Services plans to implement vShepherd in select excavator models within its wholesale financing program. Users will be able to accurately locate Link-Belt equipment at any time, get readings of engine run-times, and schedule maintenance. vShepherd's FleetReach feature shows weekly reports of the status of entire fleets, highlighting machines that need immediate service.